Water is our most important resource. Without it, life on earth could not exist. Canada Water Week is a week-long celebration of water from coast-to-coast-to-coast, starting March 14 and culminating with World Water Day on March 22, 2011.

More info is available at: Canada Water Week

Events in Manitoba include:

Month of March Water Festival

Mar 1, 2011 – Mar 22, 2011

Ecole St. Avila in Winnipeg is celebrating Canada Water Week with a month long festival to celebrate water and learn how the school’s new ‘rain garden playground’ helps keep our lakes, rivers and streams healthy! They are also inviting the public to join them on March 22nd, World Water Day, to showcase displays created throughout the month, plus Magoo the Magician and refreshments for all!

For more information:
Janice Lukes, Rivers West Red River Corridor Inc.

H2Oohhh: book launch and art show

March 4, 2011 – 11:00am – April 9, 2011 – 6:00pm

H2Oohhh captures the fluidity and grace of the human form in water, as well as the playfulness of human interaction with water.

The mission of H2Oohhh is to:

  • gather people around breathtaking images
  • inspire changes that help preserve our local freshwater sources
  • create synergy to provide access to clean water across the globe

Art Exhibit – March 4th to April 9th, Pixels 2.1 Gallery, 217 McDermot Ave.
Book Launch – March 22nd, 8:00, McNally Robinson Prairie Ink Restaurant,

For more info contact:
Sonya Braun: 582-8365

Pixels 2.1 Gallery,
217 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB

Lake Winnipeg Water Level Regulation Workshop

Manitoba Eco-Network Water Caucus
March 19, 2011 10 am to 3 pm

Lake Winnipeg’s water levels have been regulated for hydro-electric production since 1976. Public hearings will take place later this year to review Manitoba Hydro’s license to do so. This workshop will explore the history of regulation and its effects on the environment and local communities. Speakers will Include: Dale Hutchison, Manitoba Hydro: “The Lake Winnipeg Regulation Project” Will Braun, Interfaith Task Force on Northern Hydro Development: “Lake Winnipeg Licensing: A Chance for Change” Dr. Dale Wrubleski, Ducks Unlimited Canada, and Dr. Gordon Goldsborough, University of Manitoba: “Coastal wetlands of Lake Winnipeg: An ecologically important resource at risk” Merrell-Ann Phare, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources: “Lake Winnipeg Regulation and First Nations’ Rights”

This event is free but by registration only. Registration Deadline: March 15th.

Contact: laurel@mbeconetwork.org

University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB

Healthy Rivers, Living Lakes Concert

Lake Friendly and Lake Winnipeg Foundation
March 20, 2011 – 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Healthy Rivers, Living Lakes concert on March 20 is a collaboration of musicians, poets, storytellers, artists and comedians coming together to celebrate Manitoba’s beautiful rivers and lakes with an underlying theme of how much we need to protect and care for them. The concert is being MC’d by well known Manitoba comedian Al Rae and the music is being headlined by singer songwriter, Heather Bishop. Musicians Sam Baardman and Susan Israel will be playing as well as poet, Debbie Schnitzer, storyteller Jamie Olivero and actor Scott Douglas. The Arts of Water Project is providing some unique and beautiful artwork in the foyer. This concert, celebrating Canada Water Week, is a first in Winnipeg and promises to attract people from all walks of life.

Contact: Vicki Burns

West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Ave.
Winnipeg, MB

Water Cycle

(educational video)
Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District
March 22, 2011 (All day)

Two short videos about water cycles, short activity from project wet – an amazing journey, students use large dice to roll and that decides which way they go – to evaporate and go to clouds to fall as precipitation into lake, flow to steams, etc.

Contact: Ryan Canart

Miniota Manitoba
111 Sarah Ave
Miniota, MB